Help me give my students the tools they need to improve both their individual robotics teams as well as the league that we are helping host.
My students study physics and engineering. We also have a large focus on robotics as a way to apply STEM principles in an engaging way. As we expand our program, there is a need to expand our inventory of parts to keep up with this demand.
My students come from a variety of backgrounds and are all bright and capable of great things.
Recently, there has been a sharp upturn in students who cannot afford to bring the necessary materials and need our help. They study physics and engineering and need access to the expanded support technology that we can provide. They compete in regional events in engineering design and physics and cannot do so without these tools. My students are dedicated and spend countless hours before and after school as well as at lunch working on their projects. As they work on more advanced projects, we need to be able to have access to the parts that we do have.
My students build robots as part of their STEM education, through both Physics, Robotics, and PLTW Engineering/Computer Science. They learn both through classroom and competition.
Our region has seen an explosion in teams that participate in robotics and our league must grow to accommodate those changes.
With these robotics parts, students will be able to learn more advanced programming and building techniques. To keep these parts organized and available for all the students, we need to add these resources to our classroom.
We have worked very hard to work with other grants to get the parts, but now we need a way to keep them accessible. Very few things are as exciting for a teacher as when the students see their projects start to work for the first time. These students have the chance to grow and learn with these wonderful projects. Just give them the chance.
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